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๐Ÿ• Slice of Pizza emoji

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What doesย ๐Ÿ• Slice of Pizza emojiย mean?

Showing a classic slice of pizza topped with pepperoni, the Slice of Pizza emoji ๐Ÿ•is variously used to indicate the popular food as well as to discuss food and drink in general. The emoji is especially popular in social media posts on National Pizza Day (February 9) and is sometimes used to represent Italian culture.

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Where does ๐Ÿ• Slice of Pizza emoji come from?

The Slice of Pizza emoji ๐Ÿ• was approved in 2010 under Unicode 6.0. Officially called Slice of Pizza by Unicode, the emoji commonly goes by the name Pizza emoji. Google, Samsung, and WhatsApp notably include black olives on their slices.

Examples of ๐Ÿ• Slice of Pizza emoji

Have a Happy New Year and I hope to see you soon ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ƒ
@lOsTaNdObScUrEd, December 29, 2017
Good afternoon. My Stoufferโ€™s French bread pizza is in the oven and my KitchenAid mixer is going with what will become a cheesecake. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฐ
 
@afrosypaella, Nov. 15, 2020

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Who uses ๐Ÿ• Slice of Pizza emoji?

The Slice of Pizza emoji ๐Ÿ• is specifically used, of course, in the context of eating pizza, e.g., I’m in the mood forย ๐Ÿ•tonight.

The Slice of Pizza emoji ๐Ÿ• isn’t restricted to pizza, as it can be used to discuss food and dining more generally. The emoji is often combined with other food-related emoji, e.g.,ย I can’t wait to chow down after workย ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒฎ.

Given the historical origins of pizza, the emoji is sometimes used to represent Italian culture, specifically its cuisineย andย culinary legacy, e.g., You know you’re Italian whenย …๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ˜‰).

On Snapchat, the Slice of Pizza emoji ๐Ÿ• has been used as a customized verification symbol for some celebrity accounts, including model Chrissy Teigen. Use of the Slice of Pizza emoji ๐Ÿ•, here and in other social-media account handles, is apparently whimsical and stylistic, playing on associations of people’s general love of the food.

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